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The Altamont High School prom court, from left to right: Thomas Caravello, Jaden Zumbahlen, Queen Serena Strullmyer, King Chase Wendte, retiring King Summit Patel,, Parker Asplin, and Kayla Miller.

Wildbur Outdoor Power Equipment recently opened its door. Pictured from left, Chamber representatives Debby Frailey, Terri Beal, and Lynn Kull, owner Jason Wildbur, Chamber President Dawn Burrow, and Chamber representatives Dr. Steve Bailey and Emily Miller.

The Chamber members are pictured with Olde Town Clipper Shoppe owner Hannah Altman.

Life long St. Louis Cardinals fan Shirley Klitzing poses with her Joe Cunningham autographed photograph.

On Thursday, May 6, St. Elmo High School students presented a non-traditional musical event, a Prism Concert. Caleb LaMar, left, and Adam Centeno perform in a group of bucket drummers.


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Larson set for June 1 trial Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 18 May 2015 11:47


After a delay, the trial Steven Larson, 60, of rural Altamont, is set to begin on June 1.

No status changes were reported in a May 13 pre-trial hearing. Another hearing is set for May 21, during which the charges in Missouri and his extradition will be addressed.

The proceedings stem from the Jan. 31 disappearance of a 13-year-old girl. Larson and the girl were found in the early hours of Feb. 1 in Sikeston, Mo.

In Illinois, Larson is charged with two counts of kidnapping, indecent solicitation of a child, unlawful restraint, and obstructing justice.

In Missouri, he faces charges of first-degree statutory rape and child molestation for alleged sexual activity with the girl, as well as child kidnapping. The statutory rape charge carries a possible 30-year prison sentence.

St. Elmo Area Veterans’ Memorial Service Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 18 May 2015 11:46

St. Elmo's Veteran's Memorial Service will be held on May 25 at 1:30 p.m at the Veteran's Memorial.

Below is the agenda.

Opening remarks, Welcome - Commander Bill Goodwin

Invocation - Chaplin David Cox

God Bless America - St. Elmo HS Band

Presentation of American Flag - St. Elmo Class of 2021 Honor Students

National Anthem/Veterans’ Flag Raising Veterans - St. Elmo HS Band & area

Pledge of Allegiance - Commander Bill Goodwin

Remembering Comrads Placing of Wreath - Ernie Myers

21 Gun Salute - American Legion Post 420 led by Chuck Bosomworth

Taps - Pierce Strobel

Music, Amazing Grace Leaving on a Jet Plane - Melody Freeman Back Room Spirits

Announcement of 2015 Honorees Recognize All Veterans - Bob Heckert

Music, Medley of Service Songs American the Beautiful - St. Elmo HS Band

Speaker Introduction - Commander Bill Goodwin

Address - Kurt Becker

Music - Bang the Drum Slowly - Backroom Spirits

Final Remarks and Close - Commander Bill Goodwin

Boy Scout Troup #444 will provide free drinking water.

Bosomworth steps down, shorthanded board tackles lengthy agenda Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 11 May 2015 13:41

Shortly after the conclusion of the Pledge of Allegiance at the May 4 St. Elmo City Council meeting, Charles Bosomworth stepped down from his position on the council.

“It’s been real and it’s been fun. But I can’t say it’s been real fun,” he said with a laugh.

Dylan Myers was not present for the meeting, leaving Allen Nevergall, Dave Watkins, Sandra Mace, and Sharon Belden to handle the issues of the evening.

Mayor Ernie Myers stated that he had made chairman appointments, with Watkins taking over the Parks, Local Improvements, and Zoning seat vacated by Bosomworth. Nevergall will remain Chairman of the Public Safety Committee, while Mace and Belden will co-chair the newly combined Water and Sewer, Streets and Alleys Department.

Altamont names Strullmyer, Wendte Prom royalty Print E-mail
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Monday, 11 May 2015 13:43

Serena Strullmyer of Altamont is officially a Bond girl.

At the 2015 Altamont High School Prom, entitled “007: License to Party,” she was honored as queen, while Chase Wendte was crowned king.

The event took place at the Carriage House Event Center in Altamont prior to all-night post-prom activities in the high school gymnasium.

Upgrades to continue at City parks Print E-mail
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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 04 May 2015 11:08


Improvements have been made to the City of Altamont’s park system in recent months, and will continue through this summer.

Last year, in conjunction with MJ Remodeling, Siebert Concrete Construction, and Corey Miller, the City brought installed bathrooms at Klitzing Park. Siebert poured the concrete slab, MJ handled the construction, and Miller provided the plumbing at no charge to the community. The City paid for materials.

New signage was also installed at Gilbert Park. Similar signage will be placed at all City parks.

At the present time, MJ Remodeling is replacing roofing on the pavilions at Schmidt Park. The shingled roofs will be replaced will metal ones.

At the conclusion of that project, the concession stand roof at Gilbert Park will be redone.

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